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Help us improve your library services by completing the Annual User Satisfaction Survey

December 8, 2016

It’s that time of year… (okay, another time of year). Help us improve your library services by completing our Annual User Satisfaction Survey. As a thank you, anyone who completes it will be given £5 free print quota.

The survey is available here.



Do you have something to say about ZETOC? Complete the ZETOC survey now!

December 8, 2014

Mimas, the providers of the ZETOC service, are currently running a survey to ensure that they continue to develop the service so that it best meets the needs of users. The survey is available via the ZETOC homepage and will only take a few minutes to complete.

Are you a University of Bolton research student? Do you want to be able to make your views about our services for you known? If so, read on!

November 27, 2014

Are you a University of Bolton research student? Do you have any views about the services we offer for research students, and would you like to tell us about them? If so, you are invited to a focus group for researchers that will take place on Thursday 11th December 2014 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Skills for Success room in the library. We’ll discuss the range and scope of services, and there will be opportunity to tell us what you think. If you want to take part, drop an e-mail to the Subject Help Desk.

If you have any views on any aspect of the library service as a whole, don’t forget the Library User Satisfaction Survey, which is running at the moment. We take customer service very seriously and be very grateful for a few minutes of your time to tell us what you think. Access the survey here.

Are you a Zetoc user? Read on

November 12, 2013

If you are a user of the Zetoc service, you may be interested to know that a survey is currently available. The survey aims to gather information about use and expectations of Zetoc, and can be filled in even if you are not a user already. To complete the survey, visit If the pop-up window for the survey does not appear, the survey is also available in the “Please note” section of the Zetoc homepage.

If you’re not familiar with Zetoc, it’s well worth  having a look at this important database. Fully searchable, it provides access to over 52 million article citations through the British Library’s electronic tables of contents. Where institutional subscriptions allow, the service also provides access to full-text journals.

Are you a postgraduate research student? Have you told us what you think?

March 5, 2013

From 5 March to 16 May 2013, the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) opens for our students. The survey is the ideal opportunity for our postgraduate research students to provide feedback about their experience on their postgraduate research degree programmes, encompassing those studied on-campus and off-campus – whether independently in the UK or abroad, or at one of our overseas centres.

Every student who takes part in the comprehensive survey has the opportunity to win £20, £30 or £50 in Amazon vouchers via prize draw entry, as well as the knowledge that they have contributed to the only national survey looking at postgraduate research students’ experience of learning and teaching programmes. Eligible students will be emailed with a personalised link on the survey opening date (5 March 2013) and at several points during the survey period.

The PRES 2013 is an ideal opportunity for students to affect the future development of the programmes. The results of the survey will allow us to compare students’ experience of postgraduate programmes both internally and against the national average and benchmarking groups so to make changes that better meet their needs in future. No league tables are produced; the ethos of the survey is very much about informing educational enhancement.

The results are only valuable if our students take part. Please can we ask you to do what you can to make your postgraduate research students aware of the survey and explain why completing the survey is important.

To find out more about PRES, please visit:

Your library needs you!

December 17, 2012

It’s that time of year again! No, not that time – we all know what’s happening a week on Tuesday. No, we are seeking your opinions on our library services with our annual library user satistfaction survey. It’s really important to tell us what you think of our services: the survey is just one of the ways in which we can find out what you think is important, and make plans for the future. If contributing to the shaping of the library isn’t enough, every completed survey that includes contact details will be entered into a draw to win a fabulous £40 Amazon gift voucher. The survey is available here. Tell us what you think!

OAPEN-UK researcher survey now open

March 12, 2012

OAPEN-UK is an important project that aims to look in detail at the future of scholarly open access monographs in the humanities and social sciences. The project, funded by JISC and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), commenced in 2010 and will run until 2015, has the following aims:


  • Run a pilot for humanities and social sciences monographs.
  • Establish the challenges presented by open access monograph publishing.
  • Gather and evaluate these challenges and suggest how they might be addressed.
  • Analyse usage and sales data and develop an open access monograph publishing business model.
  • Understand the perceptions of open access publishing of authors, readers, researchers and publishers.
  • Explore funding options.
  • Make recommendations on how open access monographs might be moe easliy discoverable.
  • Promote awareness of the issues and challenges surrounding open access monographs publishing.
  • Share the results of the OAPEN-UK project.


OAPEN-UK is an extremely important project that could have major implications on the way on which scholarly monographs are made accessible in an open access manner. Now, the team behind OAPEN-UK are looking to seek the opinions of researchers in the humanities and social sciences towards open access publishing. The survey should only take 20 minutes complete, and all completed responses will be entered into a draw to win £100 of Amazon vouchers. The survey is open now and is available here:

JISC SIS landscape study

July 14, 2009

UKOLN is collecting evidence for this JISC-funded study, which aims to give a snapshot view of the way the UK academic sector is using Web 2.0 tools and  services in the academic and professional workplace.

As well as JISC funded/developed services (e.g. JORUM, JISCmailShareGeo, The Depot),the sector is increasingly using other available services (blogs,  Twitter, LinkIn, LibraryThing, GoogleDocs, Second Life, etc.) for a variety of  purposes, as well as ‘mashups’ where combinations of services and content are used to  provide new services or to provide added value to data already held.

UKOLN say: “If you’re using one or more Web 2.0 tools or services, then we’d like to hear from you.

Please visit our blog to find out more about the study, and leave your comments on the Pages listed in the left-hand sidebar. URL:

We’ll be writing up some case studies too, so if you are using a range of Web 2.0 services in your work and would be interested in being a case study, please contact us.

We only have a couple of months to collect this evidence, so please take a look now and add your thoughts. And as a thank you, you might be a lucky winner in our draw for a some Amazon vouchers.”